This is a smart, beautiful, fun family film. In other words, exactly what we want from Pixar.
Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern
independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook.
Why you must see "In & Of Itself"; Influence of Twitter's Power Users; Amber Tamblyn on #TimesUp; Cashmere spotlights multicultural content; Old people vs. technology.
Matt writes: In her latest edition of Thumbnails, Chaz Ebert has chosen to place a spotlight on in-depth conversations with various critics including Matt Zoller Seitz, Claudia Puig, A.O. Scott, Susan Wloszczyna, Dan Callahan and more. In addition to reading the full slate of articles, make sure to watch the video embedded below of the epic critics panel from this year's Ebertfest, featuring such esteemed writers as Leonard Maltin, Michael Phillips and Richard Roeper.
An interview with John Travolta, star and executive producer of "Gotti."
Matt writes: The biggest movie event of the month, and arguably the year, recently came to a close, as the 2018 Cannes Film Festival announced the winners of its top prizes. Chaz Ebert was there to report on all of the filmmakers honored this year, which she details in the video embedded below.
Elisha Christian on "Columbus" and "Everything Sucks!"; Superheroes and neoliberalism; Istanbul Film Festival soldiers on; Chatting with William H. Macy; Belafonte and Clark.
Matt writes: The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, and RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert is there to cover all the highlights. Check our site's official Cannes page where you will find all the coverage penned by Barbara Scharres, Ben Kenigsberg and Lisa Nesselson, as well as video dispatches from Chaz. Embedded below is her first from this year, which provides a breakdown of the jury as well as various enticing selections from filmmakers such as Asghar Farhadi, Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard.
Matt writes: Ebertfest 2018 was a resounding success this year, featuring unforgettable conversations with Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, Kogonada, Andy Davis, Gregory Nava and many other extraordinary talents. Among the essential films screened this year were "American Splendor," "Rambling Rose," "Belle" and "13th," which earned one of the festival's biggest ovations.
An interview with Betsy West and Julie Cohen, co-directors of "RBG."
A review of the first six episodes of Hulu's second season of "The Handmaid's Tale."
A recap of Day 4 & 5 of Ebertfest 2018.